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This was revealed in a statement by the Ministry of Health as it prepares to celebrate World Tuberculosis Day which is celebrated globally on March 24. The ministry recorded 213 cases of TB in Fiji last year "of which 120 were males and 93 females".
To keep eye on drug-resistant TB, pvt docs told to report every case '+google_ads[i].line2 +' '+google_ads[i].line3 + ' With 35 patients testing positive for multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the past three months and five persons
Each year, 1.4 million people die from the disease, while nearly 9 million more contract it. The current treatment is old and inadequate, and the disease is becoming increasingly resistant to available drugs. Today, 650,000 patients around the
On New Year's Eve 2004, after months of losing weight and suffering fevers, night sweats and shortness of breath, student Anna Watterson was taken into hospital coughing up blood...Yet it was also a relief, she says, finally to know what had been
Patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) must complete their treatment as unfinished medication could lead to the growth of drug-resistant bacteria, which could easily spread to others in the form of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR TB). And while it
South Africa wants to test hundreds of thousands of miners for tuberculosis and ensure sufferers get treatment over the next year, a government health official said Tuesday. Dr. David Mametja, head of the government's TB fighting
South Africa wants to test hundreds of thousands of miners for tuberculosis and ensure sufferers get treatment over the next year. Dr. David Mametja, head of the government's TB fighting program, acknowledged Tuesday it may be impossible to reach all
Seattle, which I wrote about here and here, we now have new figures for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation...In some countries, 65% of patients who have previously been treated for TB end up
A team of doctors deputed by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has come up with a blueprint to curb TB cases in Mumbai, a top municipal official said. "The pilot project will be adopted across the country after it suceeds in Mumbai,"
cases reported from a private hospital, experts in Pune say that there is no way of knowing if such cases exist in the city...How do we know until laboratory tests confirms it, which cannot happen as the government hasn't bothered to set up a hi-tech